The Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police, CP. Mwesigwa Frank, on Wednesday met lookout teams and local leaders of Katwe Police Division.
Mwesigwa thanked the lookout teams attached to Nyanama area for their swiftness, commitment in identifying and providing police with reliable intelligence on the arrested murder suspect.
Kato Charles, 27, a resident of Mattuga Lwadda B was arrested by Katwe Police for the alleged murder of Nabilanda Maria early in the week.
He was picked from a shrine in Nakaseke where he had gone into hiding while seeking for spiritual intervention from the witch doctor.
An insight of the suspect’s past life confirms that he (Kato) met the deceased in a taxi at the end of 2010.
The two were blessed with two children. The relationship turned into a horror when he battered her to death. SD 06/04/09/2017 reported at Nyanama Police Station.
Mwesigwa further thanked the teams for working with police on various security related matters.
He urged the people to work hard to improve the security image and keeping their areas safe.
As he launched and sensitised about the “Mayumba Kumi” concept, he stressed that compared to the 1971 Mayumba Kumi system in Tanzania, Uganda police has chosen to rebrand/rebuild a stronger security system based on a 10+4 concept where out of the 10 households, four people are chosen as members of the lookout teams.
These lookout teams are based on discipline, feeling of responsibility, willingness to work with police, patriotism and having police at heart.
These look out teams work hand in hand with commanders for easy information sharing about any anomalies in their areas of jurisdiction.
Mwesigwa stressed that plans are under way to train communities in taekwondo (self-defence skills).
He requested local leaders to organise willing residents for free taekwondo lessons courtesy of police.
He also pointed out the willingness of police in bringing government programs closer like Operation Wealth Creation(OWC) to communities affected by crimes and also the lookout teams supporting police in preventing crime.
Mwesigwa Frank directed OCs to sensitise people about the mayumba kumi concept apart from registering them.